For Timeless Spirits
Limited Edition Boxset Pairing Japanese Whisky & Exclusive Vinyl LP
The Perfect Complement For The Finest Japanese Whisky
Quite simply… You’ve never experienced anything like this before. For the first time Japanese Whisky has been paired with an exclusive selection of J-Jazz tracks to take your mind on an intimate journey. The combination of beautiful artwork, previously unreleased J-Jazz tracks from legendary artists and outstanding Japanese Whisky makes this a must-have boxset for fans of both whisky and jazz.
Each boxset comes complete with 9 superb Japanese whiskies from the country’s best producers, many of which have picked up prestigious awards throughout the years. This includes the likes of the Yamazaki 12, the Taketsuru 17 Year Old, the Hibiki 17 Year Old and many more.
When you have whiskies as good as these, you don’t have to do much else but pour a glass to enjoy them. In fact, sometimes, it’s hard to imagine how you could improve the drinking experience at all, but with the addition of some of the very best, transient Japanese jazz tracks playing along in the background, you will challenge and delight your senses in a way you didn’t know was possible, until now.
A Sensory Experience Like No Other
For this stunning set, dekantā worked closely with production company BBE to gain access to 9 incredible Japanese Jazz tracks from some of the biggest names in the industry, including several unreleased tracks. Each track was then diligently paired with a top quality Japanese whisky that complimented the music in style, creating a shared sensory experience like nothing that has come before.
Take Your Mind, Nose and Palate on a Journey to Remember
As you listen to each track, we invite you to pour a glass of the whisky we have paired with it, sit back and enjoy the journey that you are about to embark on. The music and whisky have been paired in such a way that you’ll find them complimenting each other and taking your mind, nose and palate on a journey that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Whether you want to lie back and close your eyes, or stay present in the moment while you enjoy the gentle, meandering peaks and troughs of the music and whisky working your senses in tandem – the choice is yours!
An Artistic Masterpiece
Created by contemporary illustrator and animator, Edu Fuentes, the album cover is a reimagining of Kitagawa Utamaro’s ‘Kinko Riding Catfish’, originally a woodblock print; here Kinko rides through the city of Tokyo at night, muted shades turning fluorescent, spotlighting the vibrancy of modern Japan and the culture of J Jazz.
The First Japanese Whisky & Jazz Boxset
This limited edition collection features nine 5cl miniatures of Japanese whisky from the country’s most highly regarded releases: Yamazaki 12, Taketsuru 17 Year Old, Hibiki 17 Year Old, The Kigai, Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve, Hibiki Harmony and Matsui Mizunara Cask. Each whisky has been selected based on flavor profile in order to perfectly complement the Japanese Jazz track it has been paired with.
“A true showcase of the genius musicianship and stunning compositions that form the identity of this imitable era of jazz history, this album, and accompanying whiskies, will take your mind, nose and palate on a journey that you’ll remember for a lifetime.”
— Makiyo Masa, dekantā Founder and Director